I recently read an interesting post located at www.webconfs.com discussing the possibility of a Google “sandbox” in which sites are placed into a “temp” zone in the search index before being released into the wild so to speak.
I know lots of companies have “sandbox” areas for development purposes, but I’d never heard of a search engine utilizing it. I personally buy into this phenomenon- I’ve recently released a site that hits 90% of Google’s recommended methods for site rankings and nada! And just after my recent bragging about the last few releases maintaining top-ten rankings!
Bleh, if this is the case, I guess we’ll just have to sit back, relax and wait to wade out of the quicksand of the great Google sandbox.